Egill Sæbjörnsson 8 Ways to Overcome Space and Time
8 Ways to Overcome Space and Time at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade
Egill Sæbjörnsson participates in the exhibition 8 Ways to Overcome Space and Time together with Igor Eškinja // Karolina Freino // Agnieszka Kurant // Nemanja Lađić // Klara Lidén // Fiete Stolte // Stevan Živadinović – Vane Bor
Opening: Fr 8.11.2013, 7:00 p.m.
9 November – 23 December 2013
The German term Raum has a double meaning as “room” and “space”; it can refer both to a room (an enclosed part of a building used for a particular purpose) and to physical space as a repository for all things. So when people think of the word Raum they always associate it with its external restraints. Time, however, relates to a different given. Despite being as fleeting as space it, too, is limited, for people have positioned it within a rhythm that drives it forward relentlessly. Both parameters are all-embracing and literally “un-limited”, determining the habitat and lifespan of human beings. In return, they are measured and sub-divided to make them as tame and predictable as possible. Nevertheless, we view time and space with a mixture of reverence and impotence. As intangible and autonomous as these two elementary forces may seem, there is an equally pressing and yet perennial dream that people can elude their control.
The group exhibition 8 Ways to Overcome Time and Space brings together diverse artistic approaches to examining space, time, and their inherent systems of rules, which can involve enlarging the boundaries of the location, reversing the spatial and temporal limitations of the artist’s own body, or introducing a new way of calculating time. In this show, the rules of space and time – essentially, what is possible and what is impossible – are investigated by means of sound, video, photography, and installaton.
8 Ways to Overcome Time and Space is a cooperation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade and the Künstlerhaus Bremen.